Monday, July 27th, 2015
Theresa Davis, the longtime Director of the Morris County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans, has announced her retirement on July 31, after nearly three decades of service to residents of Morris County.
|Dennis Bennett, Theresa Davis and Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo|
Davis, a Denville resident, was hired by Morris County as a research assistant on Jan. 13, 1986, quickly moved up the ranks to program coordinator in 1988, principle planner in 1990, and program development specialist by 1993.
She was appointed as Morris County Nutrition Program Director in 1994, and was named Director of the Morris County Division on Aging Disabilities and Veterans later that same year.
The freeholder board presented a special resolution to Davis at their July 22nd freeholder meeting, which was held at the Netcong Borough Hall. Davis was joined by her husband, Dennis Bennett, and some longtime colleagues at the ceremony.
“Theresa has long served some of our neediest people – elderly, disabled and veterans, in particular,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo.
“Theresa has been a great asset to the county and will be tough to replace,’’ DeFillippo continued. “It has been a comfort to many freeholder boards to know that Theresa was standing behind us, protecting the most vulnerable residents of the county. She will be sorely missed.’’
“Theresa has been a strong leader in the community and advocate for seniors and people with disabilities and veterans throughout her career in Morris County,’’ said Morris County Human Services Director Jennifer Carpinteri. She has touched the lives of many county residents. I thank her for her years of service and wish her the very best.’’